Music and Audio Recording Studio


High-end recording of podcasts, voiceovers, vocals, and musical instruments in a studio setting.

Hours

Location

Reservation Only
(no less than 24 hours and
no more than 14 days in advance)

Woodruff Library
level 1, room 105

Music and Audio Recording Studio (MARCS) is dedicated to podcast, voice-over, vocal, and musical instrument recording and sound mixing. It provides professional, industry-standard equipment, including a variety of Shure microphones, Sennheiser and Sony headphones, Neumann monitors, Antelope Discrete4 Synergy Core audio interface, PreSonus Faderport Mix Production Controller, and more (see the list of the equipment below). 

Faculty interested in using our resources to enhance teaching and learning can view sample workshops and assignments on our case studies page.

1. Reserve the Studio 

2. A User Guide is available in the Studio for your reference. If you would like to schedule optional in-person equipment training (for sotware training, see the Learning Software and Best Practices section), click the button below:  

Please read and follow studio use policies listed below. Failure to do so may affect your ability to reserve the studio in the future. A violation of Emory Libraries or Emory University code of conduct while using the studio may result in immediate suspension of your reservation privileges.

  • You are responsible for the studio equipment for the period of your reservation and may be charged the full cost of replacement or repair for missing or broken equipment plus a $50 processing fee.
  • Do not take any studio equipment outside of the studio.
  • Food is not allowed in the studio. Drinks are allowed only in no-spill containers with lids.
  • Leave the studio clean, tidy, and ready for the next user: 
    • Take out any trash. Take out anything you brought into the studio. Make sure that the studio chairs are in the studio while any outside furniture is removed.
    • Reset all the equipment if you moved it by placing it back where you found it.
    • Reconnect any cables you disconnected.
  • Vacate the studio once your reservation time is over. Do not attempt to enter the studio outside of your reservation time period.

Copy your files from the studio computer to your own media or online storage before you vacate the studio. Files left on the computer may be deleted at any time without notice.

*click on the equipment links to access the manuals or promo videos

  • Antelope Discrete4 Synergy Core audio interface with 4 mic preamps, 4 inputs on combo XLR connectors, 4 line outs on TRS connectors, and 4 headphone outs
  • PreSonus Faderport 8 Production Controller
  • Shure SM7B microphones on broadcast arms (2) for podcasting, voice-over, and vocal recording
  • Shure SM58 microphone for voice and instrument recording
  • Shure Beta58A microphone for voice and instrument recording
  • Shure SM57 microphones (2) for instrument and vocal recording
  • Microphone stands (2)
  • Sennheiser HD 650 reference headphones
  • Sennheiser HD 280 closed-back monitor headphones
  • Sony MDR-7506 closed-back monitor headphones (3)
  • Neumann KH 120-A studio monitors (2)
  • Squier Contemporary Active Stratocaster electric guitar (with a tuner, capo, variety of picks)
  • AKAI MPK249 performance keyboard controller.
  • iMac workstation with Logic Pro X, GarageBand, Avid Pro Tools, Adobe CC, Audacity, and Final Cut Pro X installed.

  • To schedule 1:1 software training, please email sdl@emory.edu.
  • Learn GarageBand, Logic, Audacity, Pro Tools, audio recording, mixing, podcasting technics and best practices online. Use your Emory access to LinkedIn Learning, an ever-expanding collection of online learning content available to all Emory students, faculty, and staff. Follow this link for a suggested selection of online courses specific to this studio.

  • Adobe Podcast Enhance. Web-based. Remove noise and echo from voice recordings, enhance audio to near-studio quality. Free.
  • AutoPod. A Premiere plugin for automated multi-camera editing. Save time on editing multi-camera video podcasts and interviews. Free trial, then $29/mo.
  • ElevenLabs. Web-based. Generate quality spoken audio from your text in a variety of voices and styles. Includes a free option.

We are supported by students for students. If interested in joining our team, visit our student employment page to learn more.